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with the world premiere of three heads, six arms. the artist came from shanghai to help us celebrate the unavailing. we had a chance to speak with him about his work. >> the san francisco arts commission is pleased to be celebrating their relationship between san high and san francisco. the shanghai and san francisco. this is a 30 relationship that stretches back to win dianne feinstein was the mayor of san francisco. we premiered a new work of art here in san francisco called the three heads, six arms. welcome to san francisco. thank you for bringing your extraordinary sculpture. can you tell me about what inspired you to create this sculpture? >> this started with some trips that i took years ago. i went to to bed and i saw a lot of statues and i started to really feel the spiritual life of people in tibet. it really inspires me and i went back to shanghai and i started the creation of this. >> we see that one of the heads of the bullet it is your face. can you talk about the significance of that? -- we see that one of the heads of the buddha is your face. >> i started doing public
who opposed the ban on gays and lesbians serving openly in the u.s. military thought maybe the policy of don't ask don't tell would be repealed. it didn't happen. but before tha there was high drama on capitol hill over what would happen, even a huge celebrity made her plea for a change ithe policy. our own key o'donnell has been covering the story and she's with us tonight from washington. kelly, good evening. >> hi, brian. >> reporter: the emotions run deep and the intensity playing out is, to some degree, about the future of thpolicy itself and a lot is about politics. with just a few weeks to go before the mid-term elections. >> this is a blatant political approximately ploy in order to approximately in order to galvanize the political base of the other side which is facing a losing election. >> it is wrong to suggest that the fight legislatively is election-driven. >> reporter: republicans effectively blocked repealing th17-year-old ban on gays serving openly in the military so the president's often-repeated promise goes unfulfilled. >> i will end e "don't ask don't tell." that's
at the convergence of 50 research reports that talked about the dangers of cell phone use in testinand texting devicee driving. there was so little understanding about this. we had a massive debate. we knew this was very danger is behavior based on the research. we come from at traffic safety perspective, and we know the way to change this behavior follows the formula you heard ray lahood talk about. how you do that in the framework of very little conversation was the difficult part. a year ago on january we call for a nationwide ban on told a news and text to use while driving, and we called for companies to put in place policies prohibit the use of this. it was such a long debate press because of the lack of conversation. then i look at today and what we heard from secretary lahood and others. but that the amount of activity we have heard from a state legislative point of view, a research point of view, law enforcement point of view. i encourage you as we listen to our panelists today to think about how we maintain the momentum. i think all of us know that a year of action, even a tremendou
again. that saving that they are doing is going to help us in the future as we reinvest and stabilize and grow out of this. host: you do get more information logging onto nsba.b is -- jeff from florida. good morning. caller: i have a questn and a concern. theatriot long for veterans. wondering if there is any activity for met -- patriot loan. guest: in terms of? caller: loaning down to usf veterans. host: you need to start business? caller: to gain some monetary to help us of parrot guest: as i am sure you know, there are a number of programs through the re sba to help veterans. senator kerry is to be chairman of the commanding, and was a lead in veterans business issues and did put together that bill. i have to go back and see where things stand with passage right now. but we certainly have been supportive of efforts to get more cash into the hands of both the veterans businesses and all small businesses. host: upstate, new york -- upstate new york, binghamton. caller: i just wanted to say that i am amazed at the ignorance of this administration. you are postulating now that small bu
%. if i may proud independence. -- i'm a proud independent. if you look at our infrastructure, who uses mass transit more -- middle class, lower class, or upper class? i would say is middle or lower. guest: certainly, it depends on where you are. the certainly, the average bus- writer in america has a slightly lower income -- the average bus rider in america has a slightly lower income than the average american household. however, the express between fort worth and dallas, for example, it tends to be middle and upper income the use that. across america, all strata of society use public transportation and depending on where the transit goes and what type of transit it is combined with the market is that they are seeking to reach, it could be of -- it could be either very high income, that is with the commuter rail lines in new york or chicago or san francisco are an example of. it can be no american income americans going back and forth -- it can be middle-class american income going back and forth to work. it is a wide spectrum of people that use public transit. when i give these statis
a third happened here. we joined british and u.s. marines as they prepared for one of their last joint patrols. for a final few days, they must brave their demons and reflect on the sacrifices that have been made. commanders were keen to show us what they achieved, all the project have -- how the province has prospered and how much safer and has become, but this is what we saw. [gunshots fired] a brutal fight for much of the day. it does not happen much anymore, but it shows the taliban battling coalition troops. and now america must finish the job britain started. no british troops at this time, they have faced too many days like this. >> i find it very difficult to talk about. without someone having been there, you cannot describe the smells, the sites, even pictures don't seem to work. you have to be there and, the emotions -- to have a true understanding of what people here go through. >> handing over to the americans is a bittersweet mellon for the troops. there happen -- they are happy to be going, but their regret the mission is far from over. >> the amount of effort, time, live
states will say thank you very much. the president can use personnel changes to try to change the tone for the next couple of years. those are things we'll be watching at the white house. jenna: definitely a developing story. thank you so much, mike emanuel at the white house. jon: just 42 days to go until you'll be voting in midterm elections. brand-new fox polls just out in key races in the battleground states. molly hen aburg is live in washington with that. delaware, molly has been on everyone's radar screen since christine o'donnell won the primary there, what is it like. >> reporter: you were talking about christine o'donnell she has her work cut out for her. take a look at today's new fox new poll. she is trailing chris coons by 15 points. only 5% of voters say they are undecided in that race. also posing difficulty for o'donnell look at the strength of vote poll. this is a measure of how certain voters are that they will vote for a certain candidate. for the democrat, coon, 91% say they are certain of their vote for him. 8% may change it. 85 say they are certain of their vote f
to seeing you once again. thanks for being with us. we'll look forward to seeing you again here on "rick's list" at 3:00, 4:00, and 8:00. here's wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >> bill clinton points a finger at the person he says flaked out in the mid-east peace process. and the former president warns democrats not to play games and answer as personal health question that a lot of people are asking right now. plus, defeat for lady gaga. another gay-rights activist, the senate fails to move forward with legislation that would end, don't ask, don't tell. what do opponents of the military policy do now? and a new lightning rod of the tea party politics movement fights a group that says she's a crook. we're investigating the allegations against christine o'donnell. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a warning today from israel's chief, that a new round of violence could explode. i spoke today with a veteran of middle east diplomacy. the former president of the united states bill clinton holding the conference in new york city. we covered a wide range of topics. firs
. i'm bret baier. supporters of the u.s. military policy against openly gay personnel scores a major victory today. but half a world away, american service members mourn the loss of several u.s. troops in a tragic accident. as a nato helicopter went down in southern afghanistan, making this the deadliest year in almost nine-year war. reporter conor powell has details from from kabul. >> reporter: helicopter crashes are fairly common in afghanistan, most due to mechanical failure and sometimes weather. in the past, taliban hit and brought down u.s. and international helicopters. in this case, the military says there are no reports of enemy fire in the area when the helicopter went down. they're discounting taliban claims they shot down the helicopter. the helicopter went down in an area that was a violent and nasty part of afghanistan where the taliban do roam free and are very, very strong. in addition to the nine u.s. troops killed, three other people including a u.s. civilian were also injured. today's deaths bring the total number of foreign troops killed to 529, a single-year rec
on cell phone use be behind the wheel be on the way? we'll take a look at all that stuff this morning and developing right now, nbc news confirmed that nine u.s. troops are dead after a predawn helicopter crash in afghanistan. jong yang is live in kabul. >> that's right, thomas. the taliban quickly made phone calls to news organizations, including nbc news, here in kabul to claim responsibility. to say that they shot this helicopter down. the military says not so. they say there was no reports of, no reports of any enemy fire before the crash, before the helicopter went down. the taliban often exaggerates its role and claims responsibility for things that actually turn out to be accidents and, actually, most helicopter crashes here in afghanistan have turned out to be accidents. maintenance issues, also the dust that fills the air here just grinding up the helicopters and their rotors. this was in zabul province. a province in southeastern afghanistan. an area where the taliban is in control of a lot of the territory. it's next to kandahar province and a name people are more familiar.
. >> they'll join us towards the end of the show. in the meantime, we start with the fox news alert because a deadly helicopter crash overnight leaving nine servicemen dead. it's unclear if any of the dead are americans. according to nato, four others were hurt including an american civilian. the crash happened in a province that's a taliban strong hold. the f.b.i. on its way to fort bliss, texas now where a gunman shot two women at a convenience store. the women believed to be clerks are being treated at a local hospital. military police shot the gunman dead. we don't know the identity of the shooter just yet. congress delaying a vote now on a bill to give $7.4 billion to first responders who got sick after the attacks of september 11th. a vote was expected this week but republicans objected to senator harry reid's addition of two amendments including the dream act that provides amnesty to illegal immigrants. those are your headlines. amnesty not to all illegal immigrants but to students who go to college or those who enter the military and here for five years. >> i believe senator hatch c
. >> that does it for us. thanks for joining us. i'll see you back here tomorrow morning. brooke bad dwin in for tony harry today. >>> the big stories for tuesday, september 21st starting with bp's spilled oil seeping under the beautiful white sand beaches there in florida but apparently nobody's allowed to dig it up. >> i can't build a sand castle. >> what are you digging for? >> i'm digging in the sand. >> are you digging for oil product? >>> we followed his heart-tugging journey for a year. a florida teen set on fire finishing his long and painful burn treatments today. >> it feels good. i'm free. >>> hart today, president obama awards the medal of honor to an air force tech who died on a top secret mission to laos. >> i live it every day. it haunts me. >> and, good morning, everyone. i'm brooke baldwin in for tony harris. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> want to begin this hour with a question for you. what if the gulf oil spill saturated florida's beaches? i'm talking getting deep, deep down in there, but the law wouldn't allow anyone to c
tomorrow. >> the news begins anew on box number one: the president of iran using a summit to end poverty to slam the west. why this man blames capitalism for the world's suffering. plus, hear the stories of two women who say they suffered plenty while in iran's instead. in box number two, a story break, today. this young man's ex-girlfriend has just testified that this guy strangled to death his own ten-year-old brother because he wanted to be like a fictional serial killer on a series. the new details on a horribly disturbing case. and in box number three, the c.e.o. of a struggling bank is now missing. the sheriff leading the investigation will be live with us. what happened to this man? why was his office ransacked? was the fact his bang was in trouble, did that have anything 20 do with it? car in the parking lot. man missing. a mystery. we are on it. unless breaking news changes everything. developments in the unbelievable salary scandal in bell, california. the los angeles county sheriff deputy reports it arrested eight current and former city employees who have raked in a f
why? what would you do? 360 md sanjay gupta introduces us to the "the disease detectives" solving medicine's toughest mysteries. this is part one 06 a week-long series. we begin "keeping them honest" with christine o'donnell and how she spent money. last week after searching, we learned that the nominee from u.s. senator from delaware had checks and expense records that didn't seem to add up, apparently spending campaign money on personal expenses after the campaign was over which would be a violation of federal election law. for instance, take a look. this check for $475, mrs. o'donnell labeled it for mileage reimbursement but written three months after her last campaign ended. or $600 for her utility bill, paid to delmarva power. again, the campaign was over. more checks have surfaced including campaign money paying for her home and money going to the her former boyfriend who bought the home when she couldn't make the payments. ms. o'donnell said she hadn't done anything unethical. she's not talking. you'll see what happened when gary tuckman tried to talk to her. this weekend s
're on our twittergate. pat is joining us on the republican line from maryland. caller: i did not understand the agency that the recession was over. host: it is a group of economists. they said the recession ended in june of 2009. caller: obviously, they are not traveling around the country. if you will take a look at what is happening -- i go to hoses every day of people. in an insurance agent. i speak with people lost their jobs and their wives have lost their jobs as well. their children are dropping out of school. making $9 an hour to support their families. mr. obama is way off when it comes to understanding what's going on in the country. what is going on is more jobs are being lost. we just lost 12 of hundred more jobs at the steel plant in this city. 700 more jobs at the company that brings the food in for the two stadiums in baltimore city. another company just went bust. that was 1500 jobs. this is every single week for a new place is closing. you cannot tell me there is the recession over. the recession is going to last. i think it's gone to last another two years or three years.
thank you for being with us. greta is one studio over, right there to go on the record. thanks for being with us. we'll see you tomorrow night. >> greta: tonight president bill clinton goes on the record. and israeli defense minister ehud barack is here >> first missiles are are flying in every direction. two powerful conservatives have christine o'donnell's back. sarah palin on twitter and rush limbaugh on his radio show. yesterday palin fired off a tweet, see o'donnell, strategy, time is limited use it to connect with local voters. today, rush defended o'donnell on the radio. >> the witchcraft comment everybody jumping in on this the context of this was, she was asking -- talking about halloween and so forth. it is amazing me know more about christine o'donnell right now than we know about obama we know more about her than we know about barack. it isn't going to work. this kind of stuff is not going to work. how about dabbling in mark -- marxism? her opponent in delaware? tkablging in economic destruction, -- dabbling in economic destruction, barack obama. >> greta: there's a
on the bus to school? a story that touched a nerve. >>> "in disguise." so many girls in a place the u.s. knows well live a lie with their family's blessing. >>> and the industry that's popped up and suddenly exploded aimed at eradicating bedbugs. nightly news begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> with political anger roaring across the country tonight we go to a small town where the citizens found out how much their public servants were making and they went wild. it happened in belle, california, where the city manager for starters was making $800,000. tonight, eight current and former town officials are in jail. the l.a. county d.a. is calling this corruption on steroids and all public officials like them across the country should probably regard this as a warning shot. we begin tonight with nbc's george lewis who is in the l.a. suburb. george, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the eight are accused of misproper rating $5.5 million of city funds for their own use. authorities from the district's attorney's office rounded them up first thing this mo
the vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies. thanks a for joining us today. we are very proud to have senator lindsey graham here today. he will give a short talk this morning or this afternoon which will be followed by a session of "q&a" with the audience. after that, we will do a short and sweet roundtable, something we have not done in the past. no set piece presentations. i am pleased that we are able to have senator graham ought back here. he has really given it back one of the most interesting and well received talks here in many years last time he spoke. he has a very illustrious resume which is online at for you to read and its full form. he served for 6.5 years as an active duty air force lawyer. after leaving the air force in 1989, he joined the south carolina air national guard where he served until his election to the house of representatives in 1994. he serves as the south carolina state in the house of representatives since 2003. he was called to active duty in the first gulf war. he continues to serve in the reserves. he recently returned from reserve duty in af
to the right and they are looking at it looks like a pile of metal over there. it is hard for us to see from where we are right now but they are standing over it and have a flashlight on it. police say there were two kids and two adults and the driver survived but the passenger did not according to the story we are hearing from the wires the passenger was unable to get out of the car and the car burned essentially so the person was inside the car, pronounced dead at the scene. the identities of the people have not been released -- [ inaudible ] >> reporter: -- police are telling us the car spun out of control, hit a light pole and possibly a tree before crashing and then starting on fire. not been determined if alcohol is a factor in this crash just yet. can't -- it is really dark out here but you are getting a look at that pile of metal right now. we are going to try to investigate what that is. i will be working on getting a lieutenant after here to talk to me. >> two attacks, two robberies al on one night. oakland police say distractions could lead to more incidents like these. jade hern
night. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us today. voter frustration over money woes is boiling over. and some americans had a chance to tell the president exactly how they feel. >> that concern comes at the same time as some surprising news about the recession. emily schmidt has more on that from washington this morning. good morning, emily. >> reporter: vinita and rob, good morning to you. a group of economists now says the recession is over. that it ended last summer, act six months after president obama took office. now, as we approach midterm elections, the president is working to convince voters the economy is still headed in the right direction. the recession is over. the national bureau of economic research declared monday, saying the longest downturn since the great depression actually ended in june 2009. but many americans say seeing is believing. and they don't believe just yet. >> is the american dream dead for me? >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you. defending your administration. >> reporter: president obama faced frustrated and worried
. >> they know they are short of their mandate on both counts. >> reporter: vincent reinhart used to help the fed meet its dual mandate as a senior policy adviser. with unemployment at close to 10%, he says it's clear the economy isn't operating anywhere close to maximum employment, which is closer to 5%. and what about price stability? indicators of core inflation are under 1%, with many prices flat or falling. but that isn't the same as price stability. >> it's possible to have too much of a good thing. >> reporter: why? because periods of high unemployment tend to push prices down and prices are not stable when they are rising or falling too much. >> as inflation starts falling and maybe even veering into deflation, the real value of what you have to pay back goes up and up and up. so it's harder for people who borrow, including the u.s. government, in that regard. >> reporter: with the fed failing to meet either of its mandates, economist josh bivens says the conclusion is clear. >> you're missing both mandates, but in the same direction for once. we're not acting aggressively enough to drive
and new details about how police say she used drain cleaner to do this to herself. but first from fox this tuesday night yemen launch as new offensive in an area where a radical american cleric is believed to be hiding out. at one point there was word security forces had cornered one anwar al awlaki. he is the first american citizen to be on the u.s.' government's capture or kill list. for context he is said to inspire and motivate terrorists online. u.s. officials say is he a senior talent recruiter. today on "studio b" terror expert and author of the most dangerous places robert pelton explained why they decided to target him. >> he is like a minibin laden. is he more powerful than bin laden because speaks perfect english and motivates people in this country to do violent acts. >> shepard: that's what he has done. linking him to the fort hood massacre and underwear bomber and times square and two others. catherine herridge, what do we know about his status right now. >> push where he is believed to be hiding is highly significant. today the paper reported that the u.s. born cleric w
that these sanctions have been a blessing in disguise because it has forced us to double of rate of our productivity and have no doubt that inherent in our spirit the more enemies we have, the more united and hard we work. >> rose: mahmoud ahmadinejad for the hour. next. >> rose: mahmoud ahmadinejad, the president of iran, is back in new york city. the rituals of his yearly visit are now familiar. he speaks to members of the press, he holds breakfast meetings and a lot of other meetings at the united nations. he address it is u.n. general assembly. his strip often accompanied by developing events. this year was the release of american hiker sarah shourd while two other hikers-- shane bauer and joshua fatale-- remain in an iranian jail accused of espionage. iran has been sanctioned four times by the security council for its failure to comply with the u.n. nuclear investigative agency the i.a.e.a. the obama administration, europe japan and even some arab nations have followed with some additional sanctions. some are very clear that a military strike should remain on the table if the sanctions does not
, savannah. this was the worst helicopter crash in about four years for u.s. troops. nine troops dead. this happened in zabul province, which is in the south-southeastern section of afghanistan. an area where the taliban controls much of the territory and where coalition forces have been stepping up their attempts to push the taliban out. we are told this crash happened about 4:00 this morning, local time. the military says that there were no reports of enemy fire. that the crash is still under investigation. now, despite the fact that there were no reports of enemy fire, the taliban has called news organizations, including a call here at nbc news in kabul, to claim responsibility for the attack. they say they shot the helicopter down. the taliban often does that, claims responsibility for things that turn out to be accidents. and indeed, most of the helicopter crashes here have turned out to be accidents. maintenance problems, the incredible amount of dust in the air. this is the deadliest year for coalition forces. after today's crash, 525 coalition forces have died this year. 351 o
>>> well, that's going to do it for us. >> thanks for joining us. "cnn newsroom" starts right now with kyra phillips. good morning. >> good morning here's what we're working on this morning. >> i thought equality was no non-negotiable. >> the call for action. is it enough to sway two republican senators on don't ask, don't tell? >>> the fda debates genetically altered salmon. could it be safe? a top food expert weighs in. >>> the president awards the highest military honor to this man that made the ultimate sacrifice for fellow comrades. you'll hear his story from the men that respect him most. i'm kyra phillips. you are live in "the cnn newsroom." >>> first, just learning now that a helicopter that crashed in afghan was carrying nine american troops. we don't have specifics as to what exactly happened but we're told that enemy fire has been ruled out as a possible cause. today's casualties make this year the deadliest so far for the war in afghanistan. more than 500 coalition troops have been killed. we're going to continue to monitor this story an bring you updates as soon as we
funding for autism treatment in 12 years; student loan assistance for u.s. troops called to active duty; support for troops who come home with ptsd; more help and more contracts for pennsylvania's small businesses. [applause] he has been doing the work. in washington, you know, they make the distinction between show horses and work horses. and joe is a work horse. [applause] he's been working, not talking. [applause] and this is somebody who's been pragmatic. he will work with democrats, he'll work with republicans, he'll work with independents. he's willing to work with anybody who's interested in actually getting the job done, and that's the kind of person you want representing you in washington. that's who joe sestak is. [applause] that's why you need to work for him to make him your next senator. [applause] on the other side, we've got a candidate who was in washington for years, ran a special interest group whose main function has been to pull the republican party to the right -- even farther to the right. [laughter] i guess you could say they've done a good job -- [laughter] -- at
on the victim. yet yesterday afternoon, we found this sneaker which the victim's mother tells us belonged to her. we called police and asked them to pick it up. that was yesterday, 6:00 in the afternoon. guess what? it is now tuesday and it is still here. >> so you just called them, you call them and tell them i will be sitting here until they come. i am not moving until they pick the sneaker up. >> maryland state police officers eventually returned to the scene and the investigation would be thorough. >>> somehow wants a law calling for more safety on bike paths and she wants that law to carry her dead daughter's name. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> thank you. a driver accused of hitting a pedestrian now faces involuntary manslaughter charges. this after the 26-year-old austrian woman she allegedly struck died. police say shamika adams was about to turn left off of 18th street when her car ran over the median on september 8. two pedestrians were hit, then the car veered into a restaurant. adams also faces dwi charges. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries ton
doesn't know what he want to do any more since no longer a home to sell. >> that person is telling us he is just going to not put it on the market. maybe sell the land and go from there. >>reporter: in the just the resident here in san brawn 0who could be made to expose the gas transmission line. now pg&e made the list public experts are saying that resident in those neighborhoods could have a whole new disclosure roorment on their hands, too. reporting in san bruno, abc 7 news. >>> tonight there's a warning out for female joggers in south san jose. the sheriff's department is looking for a man who attacked a woman jogging alone yesterday morning. happened just before 8:00 o'clock on trail around snell road and colleen drive. the attacker pushed the woman into an aquaduct and tried to sexually assault her but she managed to fight him off and run away. oakland police issue a warning after 2 women robbed sexually assaulted in separate incidents near lake merit. police think the same person may be responsible for both yesterday's attacks. victims say the man was carrying a weapon but
to the eastern shore, and they are at 48 as well. we are expecting a lot of sunshine with mid 40s for many of us. holding in the 50s downtown and right by the bay, we will even everything out by lunchtime, and mostly sunny sky later today. the 2-degree guaranteed high of 78 degrees. we'll have that heat wave coming up in a couple of minutes. let's check on that traffic with kim brown. >> good morning. baltimore city, we have a structure fire that has falls road closed between northern parkway and harvest road. you are going to see police and fire equipment out there partially blocking that intersection. so you can get around it, rowland avenue, or taking the jfx. also this morning because of the renaming of the opera house. mount roil is going to close starting at 9:00 this morning. as we take a welcome at our drive times, very few delays, no problems between 795 and 70. that's a 6 minute trip. traffic starting to build slightly. 4 minutes towards 695 and no problems on the throughway at this time between the split and 295. traffic looks good around the area. here we are on the northeast side,
, the bridge that has collapsed under its own weight, which have been used by thousands. no questions will be raised over the quality of construction -- now questions will be raised of the quality of construction. this was supposed to be india's coming out party, showcasing its global power. even now, organizers insist they are on top of things. >> the situation is under control. we are doing our best. we are confident we will be able to complete the entirety of the restoration. >> but not everyone is convinced. some officials say unless india acts quickly, the event could be in jeopardy. bbc news, delhi. >> next tuesday, there will be a conference, which is not news in itself, but this one is in north korea an extremely rare. the last time it happened, 30 years ago, kim jong-il succeeded his father. now with doubts about his health, there is speculation he is about to hand over to one of his sons. we have this from the south korean capital, seoul. >> this is the only photo of kim jong-un , taken two decades ago. almost nothing is known about him except that he comes from are ruthless
: good morning, megan. this used to be the best hot spot here. take a look behind me here. we are talking about the towson commons and later today, we will know who it belongs to after it goes on the auction block. the towson commons development just south of the circle will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at 1:00 p.m. at the county courthouse steps. now most retail spots in the commons are now vacant. this used to be the hot spot in towson and county believes that best use for this space is a hotel or some type of mixed use development. the county set aside some money to help redevelop the commons. the county pledged to help if it agrees with the vision of the new owner. >> he has no information at all on the auction, who is going to bid and what their plans are going to be. we will be in conversation with the winner no matter who they are. >> reporter: that auction kicks off at 1:00 today. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. >> today, a name changing ceremony will take place for the lyric opera house. it will be called the patricia and arthur performing arts center at the lieric. the
disabled daughter. and now, he says, he learned something for all of us. >>> good evening. think of it as a one, two, three political punch. exactly six weeks to go until the november election, and three of the most famous names in america are heading out to fight for their candidates. first lady michelle obama, now joining former president bill clinton and former alaska governor sarah palin, as the power hitters on the campaign trail. and the president, well, today, we learned that as the elections loom, he is going to shake up and rebuild his economic team. more on that in a minute. but we'll begin with our senior political correspondent jon karl. jon? >> reporter: diane, today we learned that the president's top economic adviser will leave after the midterm elections. this is the third member of the president's economic team to go. and this, we learn on a day that the white house also announced that the first lady is about to hit the campaign trail. the white house calls her the closer. and with time running out for congressional democrats, they're sending her in. the first la
to this established, old-time republican operatives. it's interesting to sort of see, you know, are they using the anger and frustration of so many of these people for their own political gain for the establishment. >> joe, you're nodding. yeah, this is for me, a work in progress because i've sort of been looking into the financial funding. the spokesperson for opensecrets.org is on the record saying their money comes from things like health care professional, believe it or not, which is fascinating. from, you know, financial concerns, retirees, and one of the big questions, of course, is how much charles and david cook, the big conservative funders, are actually putting into that. it's not clear to me, i mean, i don't know that. so it's sort of dribs and drabs. >> first of all, i think we have our new york guest joining us, john avalon and erick erickson joining us. hi, guys. i hope you can see this, but let's take a look at some of the different groups that have tried to influence the tea party. i think we have a graphic of that. there's the tea party express. tea party patriots, freedomwork
here who are watching us around the country on wgn america. federal investigators have been watching hassoun for a year and a half. as wgn's jay miller reports, some of his albany park neighbors are stunned by the news after the arrest. >> reporter: people here in the 4700 block of north kedzie are in absolute shock. they say 22-year-old sami samir hassoun seemed like a normal guy. they say he was a nice guy. however, federal officials say he had a dark side and a deadly plan. one that included killing mayor daley. >> i was in shock. i could never expect that from him. he didn't look like that kind of a man. >>> eva works a few doors down from this man. 22-year-old sami samir hassoun who was arrested saturday in wrigleyville after allegedly plotting to set off a bomb as hundreds left the packed rock concert just after midnight. >> he didn't look like that kind of a person. >> reporter: but according to the fbi, he was that kind of person. officials say a year long investigation says he had plans to blow up willis tower. set off car bombs around the city and kill mayor daley so an ass
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